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(9) Can Working Memory Work for Seniors?

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Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into any boring routines lately? If so do get ready  for a fun new adventure that involves our magnificent working memory! Let’s say we’d like to learn a new technology such as Instagram, or accept an invitation to propose a digital innovation. Regardless… Read more »

(7) When Seniors Lack Adventure …

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For Helen Keller, “ Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.”  And it’s no surprise that Keller’s adventures tended to occur mostly outside in nature. When we think of seniors we know however,  do we think of risk, adventure and nature’s wonderland? Not so much,… Read more »

(3) Depressed, Anxious or Stress-Free ?

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Even when depressed and down we are all still unique, and we each deserve unique approaches to healing depression that give us hope for a better future. Not that it’s easy, and at times it requires medications, therapy or both to help balance chemicals that work against wellbeing. Especially critical… Read more »

Retire Graciously or Voraciously?

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Do we lie about our age, or do others find inspiration from our maturity and mindfulness that come with a few wrinkles? Perhaps more importantly – can we laugh and glance lightheartedly at age and reality because it rocks for us? If so we’re likely the voracious seniors that Plato… Read more »

What is Happiness and Where is it Found?

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Happiness is a majestic force that lifts us beyond what we feel life should look like at any moment. It sets a magnificent mental and emotional stage to celebrate life fully as it exists in every current moment. Aristotle said, Happiness depends on ourselves.” What say you? With depression and… Read more »

Do Assisted Living Facilities Rob Senior Autonomy?

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Over lunch with Arthur a longtime friend, I was saddened to hear how his adult children are plotting to sell his acreage and use the money to move him into a senior facility “to make his life easier.” No coincidence we shared lunch at his favorite spot on a rustic… Read more »

Thankfulness beyond Differences for Thanksgiving Fun!

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What does it take to leave others feeling more appreciated, and ourselves feeling more like victors than victims? To appreciate ourselves and others more, is to find comfort and joy in the little things all around us! When we start fun discussions at Thanksgiving Day celebrations, we often generate mind-bending… Read more »

Why are we losing cherished faith and service communities? What can we do?

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As young people increasingly gravitate toward new opportunities, unfortunately they are leaving behind faith communities like churches, and service communities like Rotary. There’s growing evidence that backbone spiritual and service benefits within these cherished circles of care will eventually die out. On the flip side, young people are attracted to… Read more »